Description

This course presents a bottom-up introduction to computer architecture, beginning with digital gates and number representation; building up through the Von Neumann model, Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and assembly language; and ending with C programs interacting with assembly programs. Most of the concepts in this course will be reinforced through programming assignments in C. In CS 270 students write a number of C programs to learn concepts by programming them and to build confidence in the C programming language, which is an important language used frequently in industry and systems research. There will be at least one deliverable a week.

Personnel

Instructor
Chris Wilcox
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Office: COMSC 256
Office Hours: Thu. 11:00am-noon, Fri. 11:00am-noon
Lecture: 12:30-1:45pm, TH, ENGRG 100
GTA
Rahul Dutta
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GTA
Arefin Shimon
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Sep. 20 (Chris) HW2 will be posted tomorrow afternoon.

Sep. 19 (Chris) Restarted testing for PA4 after reboots at 7pm.

Sep. 15 (Chris) Automated testing is running for PA4.

Sep. 14 (Rahul) PA3 is graded and posted on RamCT and the Checkin page.

Sep. 11 (Chris) The progress page for next week is posted along with PA4.

Sep. 8 (Chris) Automated testing is running for PA3.

Sep. 8 (Chris) HW1 is graded and posted on RamCT.

Sep. 8 (Chris) PA2 is graded and posted on RamCT and the Checkin page.

Sep. 7 (Chris) You can use the math library now on PA2.

Sep. 7 (Chris) The due date for PA2 is now today at 11:59PM.

Sep. 7 (Chris) R2 is graded and posted on RamCT, all submissions received full credit.

Sep. 7 (Chris) The progress page for next week is posted along with PA3.

Sep. 6 (Chris) Automated grading restarted at 7pm after reboots.

Sep. 5 (Rahul) I will be having office hours this Sunday from 3-5PM in COMSC 225.

Sep. 5 (Shimon) Please turn in answer sheet of recitation R2 in Dropbox tab of RamCT by Friday, Sep. 5 in order to be graded!

Sep. 4 (Chris) Peer instruction groups are posted on the resources page.

Sep. 3 (Chris) Please bring iClickers to the lecture tomorrow (Sep. 4).

Sep. 3 (Chris) Automated testing is running for PA2 and HW1 is posted on RamCT.

Sep. 2 (Chris) PA1 is graded and posted on RamCT and the Checkin page.

Aug. 29 (Chris) The first homework will be available on RamCT on Sep. 1 at 8:00am.

Aug. 22 (Chris) This website is now current for Fall 2014, welcome to the class!